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6 Deals to Help You Win Big on Opening Day


If you’re planning on attending Del Mar Racetrack Opening Day on July 20th, you may have spent the last few weeks hat shopping or constantly re-evaluating your strategy for picking the winning horse. But here’s something else for you to consider—locales around Del Mar are hosting special events and deals on Opening Day for you to take advantage of. Now there’s a bet you can’t lose!

 Pony Up at Flavor Del Mar

Flavor will feature race-themed cocktails such as Jockey’s Julep and The Queen’s Tea in their lounge on Opening Day. There is a $20 cover starting at 4 p.m. and DJ Jalil will be spinning in the lounge from 7:00p.m.-1:00a.m. Dinner is available in the dining room by reservation only, three-course meals starting at $55. 1555 Camino Del Mar, 3rd floor

 Pacifica Breeze Café Opening Day at the Races Party 

Pacifica Breeze Café hosts its first-ever Opening Day party. For just $40, get two drink tickets and heavy bites from the menu, as well as entertainment by the jazz band Wiilovealot. Pacifica Breeze Café boasts a champagne bar and craft beer tub, as well as a full bar. Pre-purchase your tickets now or buy them at the door, subject to availability. 1555 Camino Del Mar # 209

Pop-up Smashdog Stand

Starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, the Smashburger Del Mar patio will be serving up grab-and-go Smashdogs, in addition to the regular menu. With validated parking and meals for just $5 (a Smashdog with water or soda), this is a cheap and quick way to fuel up and save your money for placing bets! 1555 Camino Del Mar

Opening Day After Party at Burlap

The newest restaurant to hit the Del Mar Highland shopping center, celbri-chef Brian Malarky's Burlap, is throwing an Opening Day after party starting at 6pm on Wednesday. Tickets are $150 and include an open bar and food. The renowned DJ VICE will be keeping the party going at this exclusive event. 12925 El Camino Real

 Post Time Specials at The Fish Market 

The Fish Market, located practically within a stone’s throw of the racetrack, offers post time specials for both their lunch and dinner menus on opening day. Choose from an East Coast Clam Bake, Crispy Dijon Crusted Tilapia and more as you treat yourself before or after a long day at the track. 640 Via De La Valle

 Wild Note Café Opening Day Specials

This Cedros café owned by Belly Up offers $6 skinny margaritas to quench your thirst on opening day. If that isn’t enough to persuade you, the beloved lobster taco entre, which includes roasted corn-tomato salsa, black beans, and choice of tortillas, costs only $12.95 on opening day—down from its normal price of $21.50. 143 S Cedros Ave

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